I just couldn't resist buying this beautiful cookbook from the Hummingbird Bakery in London. (I wasn't actually in London - but bought it at bargain price from one of the booksellers that comes to work). Gweneth Paltrow had this to say about the bakery: "The Hummingbird Bakery is a sweet tooth's delight. The cupcakes are legendary and our special occasions are always chock full of Hummingbird goodies."
We had a special morning tea at work on Friday to farewell a couple of folk who were heading back to Toowoomba, so I decided to try out the new cookbook. I made the chocolate cup cakes (patty cakes in my day). The process was a little different to what I have been used to, instead of creaming the butter and sugar, etc. you mixed the flour, sugar and butter together first. I was a bit dubious about how they would turn out. No need to be concerned, they were lovely. This is now going to become my 'go to' cook book when I need to prepare something sweet. All cakes quickly disappeared before I had a chance to snap this very last one.